Skully, US manufacturer of motorcycle helmets, is now taking pre-orders for its AR-1, which integrates a heads-up display for driving directions, incoming calls, speed data, and more.
Cross-posted from PC Mag
Information is displayed about 10 feet in front of the rider; in a video demo (below), it looks similar to alerts you might receive on Google Glass.
The AR-1 made its debut in 2013 in beta, but it is now (almost) ready for primetime. Skully is taking pre-orders on Indigogo, where the AR-1 is available at an introductory price of $1,399; it will eventually retail for $1,499. Skully expects to ship the AR-1 in May 2015.
Thus far, Skully has pulled in about $730,000 in pre-orders, well above its $250,000 goal. There are 29 days left to place an order, and the $1,399 helmet for U.S. buyers is the cheapest option; international bikers will have to pay $1,599.
For $1,999, buyers can get a signature edition AR-1, which will be hand-numbered and signed by CEO Marcus Weller. Really big spenders can shell out $25,000 for a prototype helmet that will ship in February.
The helmet comes in matte black or gloss white.
The AR-1 syncs via Bluetooth and supports GPS, hands-free calling, and streaming music. “The AR-1 will introduce a new era in intelligent transportation by combining optics, intelligent vehicle systems and connectivity to deliver unprecedented levels of safety,” Weller said in a statement.